Heveningham Concours confirmed today that its fifth annual motorsport and aviation event will now take place in the summer of 2022 as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The event, which was also sadly cancelled last year due to the pandemic, hosts 50 or more of the world’s most beautiful cars, while the aviation concours features around a dozen equally rare propeller planes at Heveningham Hall in Suffolk.
Chairman of the motorsport judging panel, Max Hunt, said: “With huge regret and in light of the ongoing uncertainty, we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s concours and country fair, which were due to take place in June.
“We are determined to look ahead to 2022 and will focus on hosting an extra special event – even by our standards! Thank you for your continued support and let’s look forward to better times ahead.”
Each year, the judges award Laurence Edwards-designed bronze trophies in the following classes: post-war, pre-war, supercar, plus the Hanna Aviation Trophy to the best plane.
There’s also a separate prize for the winner of Horsepower Hill, a timed sprint along the estate’s main drive that takes place on both days and features its own supercar paddock and drifting area. Spectators are at the heart of the action, with grandstands overlooking a spectacle not to be missed.
As ever, all proceeds go to charity, plus the concours also provides a full scholarship for a student to undertake a post-graduate MA in Intelligent Mobility at the Royal College of Art.
Heveningham Concours takes place at the same time as the long-standing Country Fair that attracts around 20,000 people annually, again with all monies going to charity.